Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Calendar of Departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2018-19


Calendar of Departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2018-19

No. A-34012/01/2018-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications

Department of Posts
(DE Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 12 April, 2018
To,

1. All Heads of Circles,
2. The Additional Director General, APS, New Delhi

Sub: Calendar of Departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2018-19.

Sir/Madam,
Please find enclosed Calendar of Departmental Examinations (Decentralized) to be held in the year 2018-19.

2. The Circles will conduct the Decentralized Examinations as per the enclosed schedule. Necessary instructions for setting of question papers will be issued separately by this Section. The Notification of holding of examination and calling for applications shall have to be issued by Circles well in advance as per the prescribed time- limit of 40 days and the number of vacancies must accurately be worked out category-wise for the Decentralized Examinations. In case where no vacancy exists or the examination is not likely to be held for any other reason(s) as decided by the Circle, the fact should clearly be mentioned in the forwarding letter while circulating the Calendar of Examinations to the subordinate units. This may also be brought to the notice of this Directorate.

3. A standard format for notification is being issued separately for the guidance of Circles.
4. It may be noted that conducting of Decentralized Examinations involves entire work of paper setting (as mentioned in para-2 above), Hindi translation, moderation, appointment of examiners, evaluation of answer scripts, drawing of tabulation sheets, declaration of result and responding to representations/RTI applications relating to the examinations and all these activities are to be carried out at the Circle level (Details of paper setters in respect of certain examinations will be issued separately).

5. It may also be ensured that the Time Schedule, as indicated in the enclosure is strictly to be adhered to and timely action should be taken at all stages. Result should be declared within the prescribed period. In case of delay in the announcement of result, the reasons for delay and the remedial measures that can be taken to curb such delays in future may be brought to the notice of the Directorate.

6. Contents of this letter may be circulated to all subordinate units for information of all concerned.

7. Calendar of Centralized Examinations will be issued separately in due course.

8. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(M L Dhar)
Assistant Director General (DE)
Calendar of Decentralized Examinations: 2018- 19

S. No.Name of the ExaminationTentative Proposed Schedule
1.Confirmation Examination for Direct Recruit Jr.
Accountants in PAOs
26th & 27thMay, 2018
2.PO & RMS Accountant Examination03th June, 2018
3.LDCs to Junior Accountants in PAOs09th & 10th June, 2018
4.LGOs Examination for promotion to Assistants of other wings i.e. MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO17th June, 2018
5.Departmental Examination for promotion of Sorters and MTS to LDCs in PAOs24th June, 2018
6Departmental Examination for promotion of MTS qualified (12th Class passed or equivalent) to LDCs in PAOs.01St July, 2018
7Postman/Mail Guard Examination for all elements of quota (DR/Departmental)May be held in the
month of
August / September, 2018
8Multi- Tasking Staff for all elements of quota (DR/Departmental)May be held in the month of
August / September, 2018

Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme 2018


Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme 2018

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 15th February, 2018

G.S.R. 170(E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6C read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following scheme, further to amend the Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976, namely:-

1. (1) This Scheme may be called the Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme, 2018.

(2) It shall come into force from the date of its publication in the official gazette.

2. In the Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976, in paragraph 22, -(1) in sub- paragraph (3), for clause (i), the following shall be substituted, namely:-
"(i) the average monthly wages drawn (subject to a maximum of fifteen thousand rupees), during the twelve months preceding the month in which he died, multiplied by thirty times plus fifty per cent. of the average balance in the account of the deceased in the Fund or of a provident fund exempted under section 17 of the Act or under paragraph 27 or 27A of the Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, as the case may be, during the preceding twelve months or during the period of his membership, whichever is less subject to a ceiling of one lakh and fifty thousand rupees:

Provided that the assurance benefit shall not be less than two lakh and fifty thousand rupees:
Provided further that the assurance benefit shall not exceed six lakh rupees:

3. The provisions of the first proviso of clause (i) of sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 22 shall be in force for a period of two years from the date of publication of this Scheme in the Official Gazette."

[F. No. S-35012/8/2017-SS-II]
S/d,
R. K. GUPTA,
Jt. Secy

One day Agitational Programme on 24.04.2018 on Minimum Guaranteed Pension under National Pension System (NPS)

One day Agitational Programme on 24.04.2018 on Minimum Guaranteed Pension under National Pension System (NPS)

BPMS

REF: BPMS/ 17th TC/ NPS/ Cir/ 33
Dated: 31.03.2018
To,
The Office Bearers and CEC Members
Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh &
The President/ General Secretary
Unions affiliated to the federation

Subject: One day Agitational Programme on 24.04.2018 on Minimum Guaranteed Pension under National Pension System (NPS).

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Sadar Namaskar
It is hoped that all of you are well and busy in accelerating trade union activities. As all of you know that the Central Executive Committee Meeting of this federation was held on 26, 27 and 28 March 2018 in Dehu Road, Pune where it was decided to hold one day agitational programme on 24.04.2018 on Minimum Guaranteed Pension under National Pension System (NPS).

A resolution to this effect was also passed in the CEC Meeting held at Hyderabad during September 2015 and subsequently several correspondence were made. However, in spite of lapse of such a large time, no tangible action has been seen from the Govt side on the issue.
Therefore, in absence of any concrete step from the Govt side on the issue it becomes necessary to register our displeasure over the lethargic attitude of the Government and register our protest to constrain the machinery to redress the Grievance.

Hence, you are requested to hold one day agitation programme on 24.04.2018 using all feasible and effective trade union instruments like Gate Meeting, Use of Black Badges, Slogan Shouting, publicizing of programme at humongous level through posters/ hoardings/ banners/ pamphlets/ social media so that the issue may be resolved at the earliest. Further, you are requested to submit a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister of India through proper channel on 24.04.2018.

With regards,
Brotherly yours
S/d,
(M P Singh)
General Secretary

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE CLAIM

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE CLAIM

1. CEA rate from Apr 17 to Jun 17 is Rs 1500/- PM (required to submit School fees receipt and bills).

2. CEA rate from Jul 17 to Mar 18 is Rs 2250/- PM (Fixed amount no need to submit receipts / bills).

3. For Hostel Subsidy the rate is Rs 6750/- PM w.e.f. 01 Jul 17.

4. CEA for Specially Abled Children is Rs 4500/- PM w.e.f. 01 Jul 17.

5. For claiming CEA submit a certificate issued by Head of Institution / School.

6. For Hostel Subsidy similar certificate required with additional information about expenditure towards boarding and lodging in the residential complex.

7. Re-imbursement of CEA forms are given below.

Download CEA Application with  Guidelines
PROFORMA FOR RE-IMBURESMENT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

Source: Confederation

Maximum age limit in case of appointment by deputation/deputation including short term contract


Maximum age limit in case of appointment by deputation/deputation including short term contract

Government India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G.& Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Estt.(RR)
North Block, New Delhi
Date: 5th February, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Maximum age limit in case of appointment by deputation/deputation (including short term  contract).

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's 0M No.AB-14017/48/92-Estt (RR) dated 17th November, 1992 on the subject mentioned above. The Recruitment Rules in respect of a number of posts provide for appointment by the method or deputation/deputation (including short term contract). As per existing instructions, the maximum age limit for appointment on deputation/deputation (including short term contract) is 'not exceeding fifty six years' on the closing date of receipt application. In recent past, this Department has received several requests for revision the maximum age limit for appointment on deputation\deputation (including short term contract) basis.

2. The matter has, therefore, been examined in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission. Keeping in view the fact that gaining experience in analogous posts at SAG and above levels take time, the limited number officers available at these levels and to tap the talent/service of officers who have rich domain experience, it has been decided that the following age limit Shall be prescribed for appointment on deputation/deputation (including short term contract) basis:-
(i) For posts in the SAG level and above (i.e.14 Level-14 of the Pay Matrix and above):-
'Not exceeding fifty eight years' on the closing date of receipt of application.
(ii) For posts below the SAG level (below level-14 of the Pay Matrix):-
'Not exceeding fifty six years' on the closing date of receipt of application.
3. Administrative Ministries are requested to take necessary action for amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules to incorporate the revised age limit for deputation/deputation (Including short term contract) for posts of the level of SAG and above.
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(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: http://dopt.gov.in

EQUAL BASIC PENSION UNDER 7TH CPC


EQUAL BASIC PENSION UNDER 7TH CPC

The 7th Central Pay Commission had recommended two formulations for revision of pension of employees who retired before 01.01.2016 and the employees were given option to choose whichever
formulation was beneficial. As per the first formulation, the Commission recommended for revision of pension based on notional pay arrived at by adding the number of increments an employee had earned in the appropriate level while in service.

This formulation was later on examined by a Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare. The Committee recommended that instead of counting of increments earned in the retiring scale and applying directly to the 7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix, a more scientific and rational method would be to refix pay in each successive Pay Commission as per the formula for revision of pay right up to the 7th Pay Commission.

This method of fixing notional pay and pension would benefit a larger number of pensioners as compared to the increment method which benefits only a select segment of pensioners who served for a longer period in the retiring scale without being promoted to a higher grade. This has been accepted by the Government and appropriate orders have been issued.

Source: Lok Sabha

Payment of Over Time Allowances (OTA) in the revise pay to the employees Of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act. 1948


Payment of OT Calculation in the Revise Pay - PCA (Fys) Instruction

Payment of Over Time Allowances (OTA) in the revise pay to the employees Of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act. 1948

No. Pay/Tech-11/73
Date: 12/04/2018
To
1) All Controller of Finance & Accounts (FYS)
2) All Br.AOs

Sub: Payment of Over Time Allowances (OTA) in the revise pay to the employees Of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act. 1948

MoD No dated 2602.2018, received under OFB. Kolkata letter bearing No. 525/Genl/Per/Policy(Vl) dated 19.03.2018 regarding payment of Overtime Allowance to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act, 1948 on the basis of revised wages with effect from the date the wages have been revised i.e. 01.01.2016 subject to the conditions mentioned therein, is forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end.

Further in case of the OT element Of Piece Workers in respect of Overtime up to 9 hours a day or 48 hours in a week is to be worked out on the basis of Piece Work Correlation on 6th CPC pay scale till finalisation Of the Same on revised pay structure.
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Addl.Controller of Accounts (Fys)

Source: http://pcafys.nic.in/

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